Matt Weber started Crossgrain Construction in 2012. But that wasn’t his start in this industry. He practically grew up in construction, and has been involved in it in some way or another ever since.
A couple of things Matt says he had to learn the hard way is
- The importance of being able to say, “No.”
- That he could charge for an estimate.
The best advice that Matt has came back to over and over through the years is this:
“Go with your gut instinct.”
If you don’t have advice for a specific situation, then follow your gut instinct. Most of the time it will be correct.
The book that Matt recommends is:
- Get Your House Right
The advice that Matt would give to a young contractor who is just starting out is:
- Say no if you don’t think it will be a good fit.
- Follow your gut instinct.
- Go into each project with the thought, I want 0 call backs.”
- Be transparent with your client.
The Protractor Tip is brought to you today by Jackson Andrews, and it’s all about “Looking At Change Orders As A Way To Improve Your Project Rather Than a Discouragement To Your Client.” Jackson made some very good points in this tip. Give it a listen. I know you’ll be encouraged.
The book Martin recommends is: The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People. It’s good for you to grow in both personal as well as business development.
The contractor website client featured today is Corona Marble and Tile. They do top notch marble, tile, and stone work in the Baltimore vicinity.
As always, Thanks for listening. We hope you’re inspired by this episode!
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